Divine Rose Gardens to Visit & Fabulous Rose Garden Events to Attend in Summer 2024!

Divine Rose Gardens to Visit & Fabulous Rose Events to Attend in Summer 2024!

When we think of summertime we often think of roses.  I adore scented roses!  I love growing roses and visiting rose gardens.  Here are some lovely gardens where you can celebrate and immerse yourself in the rose’s beauty and fragrance.

How to use this calendar:

The events are grouped by geographical area, use the filter hierarchy below to select events near you – e.g., click ‘Surrey’ to limit the page to only display events in the county of Surrey or click ‘South East’ if you’re interested in events in a wider area of that region of the country.

To search for events by month – click on your preferred month below.

NB: This calendar is often displayed over multiple pages, so it’s possible that you may need to skip to the next page – if you’re looking for events further in the future.

Some of the rose-themed events or rose garden openings listed on this calendar last only for a day; while other rose gardens are open daily; click on ‘Long Running Events‘ to see events that last for seven consecutive days or longer.

Please note: some of the events in this calendar require advance booking and others you can just turn up on the day.

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May 2024

 Sunday 19 May 2024: Farnham Common Open Gardens


Farnham Common Open Gardens takes place from 1pm until 5pm in Farnham Common, south of Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, SL2 3TX, on Sunday 19th May 2024. Private gardens will be open in Farnham Common. Refreshments available. Proceeds go towards the Farnham Common Community Library and Thames Hospice. Plants will be for sale. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 19 May 2024: Overstroud Cottage Garden Opening & Plant Stall


On Sunday 19th May 2024, Overstroud Cottage Garden will be opening from 2pm until 5pm for the NGS at Overstroud Cottage, The Dell, Frith Hill, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, HP16 9QE.  This chalk garden is on two levels.  Visitors can admire antique species and rambling roses, Peonies, Geraniums, herbs, a potager, and a pond.  There will be a plant stall at this opening; for more details, please click here.

 Sunday 26 May 2024: Wind in the Willows Garden Opening & Plant Stall


From 2pm until 5pm on Sunday 26th May 2024, Wind in the Willows Garden will be opening for the NGS at Wind in the Willows, Moorhouse Farm Lane, Off Lower Road, Higher Denham, Buckinghamshire. UB9 5EN. Directions: 6m E of Beaconsfield. Turn off A412, approx ½m N of junction with A40 into Old Rectory Lane. After 1m enter Higher Denham straight ahead. Take lane next to the community centre & Wind in the Willows is the 1st house on L. A chance to visit a private, three acre wildlife garden, that includes an informal woodland and wild gardens, separated by streams lined by iris, primulas and astilbe. This garden is home to over 350 shrubs and trees, many variegated or uncommon, marginal and bog plantings. There are 80 hostas and a bed of striped roses. For more information, please click here.

June 2024

 Sunday 9 June 2024: Overstroud Cottage Garden Opening & Plant Stall


On Sunday 9th June 2024, Overstroud Cottage Garden will be opening from 2pm until 5pm for the NGS at Overstroud Cottage, The Dell, Frith Hill, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, HP16 9QE.  This chalk garden is on two levels.  Visitors can admire antique species and rambling roses, Peonies, Geraniums, herbs, a potager, and a pond.  There will be a plant stall at this opening; for more details, please click here.

 Saturday 15 June 2024: Winchmore Hill Open Gardens


Winchmore Hill Open Gardens is from 12 noon until 5pm on Saturday 15th June 2024 at Winchmore Hill, near Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP7 0PN. Approx 12 gardens open. Winchmore Hill is lively village situated between Amersham and Beaconsfield. A range of gardens will be opening. This year, the highlights will be Hertfordshire House, with its magnificent walled garden, wildflowers, maze and rolling views, and the Penn House Estate with its historical Penn House, and the varied gardens, including a gorgeous rose garden and a range of established trees. Other gardens range from manicured to cottage to African, and some are front gardens only. The village wildflower area and the allotments will also be manned. The Open Gardens starts and finishes at the memorial hall where there will be a number of stalls and scrummy refreshments on sale along with a colouring table for children. Plant sales at the Allotments. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 16 June 2024: 25 Elm Trees Garden Opening


On Sunday 16th June 2024, the garden at 25 Elm Trees will be opening for the NGS from 2pm until 6pm at 25 Elm Trees, Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire, HP18 9DG. Directions: From Thame, follow Bicester Road through village, opposite Chandos Yard turn right up Carters Lane, turn right again into Elm Trees, No. 25 is at the top of the left-hand-fork of the road named Elm Trees. This cottage style, organic garden has been planted to encourage wildlife and features many roses.

 Sunday 16 June 2024: Cop Close Garden Opening & Plant Stall


On Sunday 16th June 2024, Cop Close Garden will be opening from 2pm until 6pm for the NGS at Cop Close, 112 High Street, Long Crendon, Buckinghamshire, HP18 9AN. Directions: At far end of High St, turn R in front of St Mary's Church. Cop Close is a few yds down on R. There is no parking beyond the main High St after you turn R to the garden. This one and a half acre garden enjoys views towards the Chilterns. There's a formal area with long, wide herbaceous borders with many alliums and roses in June, a steeply sloping wildflower bank, bog garden, vegetable and cutting garden. For more information, please click here.

 Saturday 22 June 2024 - Sunday 23 June 2024: Stony Stratford Open Gardens


Stony Stratford Open Gardens is from 11am until 4pm on Saturday 22nd June 2024 and Sunday 23rd June 2024, when approximately 25 private gardens will open in Stony Stratford, near Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK11 1JQ. This is the 11th occasion that this biennial event has been staged since 2003, when it was set up by Sheila Plater, in memory of her gardening friend, to raise money for Willen Hospice. The gardens on show include a variety of large and small, courtyard, community, and wildlife gardens as well as allotments, community flower beds and an award-winning nature reserve. Artists, musicians and dancers will be in action in some of the gardens. Art, craft items and books will be on sale. Teas and refreshments available, and there are also plenty of cafes, coffee shops and restaurants in the High Street. All proceeds to Willen Hospice. Plants will be on sale. Tickets are £7 per person for a weekend ticket, accompanied under 16s free. Get tickets / programmes in advance from Monday 13th May 2024 - Odell & Co, Willen Bookshop and Willen Shop in the High Street; on the day from York House, London Road, and at 32/34/36 Church Street, and at each of the individual gardens. For more information, please click here.

July 2024

 Saturday 6 July 2024 - Sunday 7 July 2024: Soulbury Village Open Gardens


Soulbury Village Open Gardens is from 2pm until 6pm on Saturday 6th July 2024 and Sunday 7th July 2024, when approximately 8 private gardens will open in Soulbury, near Leighton Buzzard, Buckinghamshire, LU7 OBT. A picturesque, small village in Buckinghamshire with different gardens to inspire and delight with delicious home made cakes and tea. All proceeds to All Saints Church, Soulbury. Plant sales at the ticket sales point. Tickets are £5 adults per day, accompanied children free. Tickets are available at the car parking area. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 21 July 2024: Chenies Manor Plant Fair


Chenies Manor Plant Fair, opens from 9.30am until 5pm on Sunday 21st July 2024 at Chenies Manor, Chenies, Rickmansworth, Buckinghamshire, WD3 6ER.  Visitors can purchase rare plants from specialist nurseries as well as pottery, gardening tools and sundries.  This Plant Fair is a lovely opportunity to see the gardens at Chenies in summertime. Please note: the house will be closed. Entry fees vary according to the time of your visit; for all the details, please click here.

 Sunday 21 July 2024: Rare Plant Fair at Manor House Gardens


There's a Rare Plant Fair on Sunday 21st July 2024 at Manor House Gardens, Bledlow, Buckinghamshire. For more information, please click here.

August 2024

 Monday 26 August 2024: Chenies Manor Dahlia Festival


Chenies Manor Dahlia Festival, opens from 9.30am until 5pm on Monday 26th August 2024 at Chenies Manor, Chenies, Rickmansworth, Buckinghamshire, WD3 6ER.  Visitors can purchase Dahlias from specialist nursery, Rose Cottage Plants. This event is a lovely opportunity to see the gardens at Chenies in late summer. Entry fees vary according to the time of your visit; for all the details, please click here.

Long-Running Events

The events below are ones which last longer than 14 days. Note that some long-running events/gardens may last for several weeks or months, but may only be open on particular days. Please check the event description and the event website for details of exact opening times.

 Wednesday 1 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Cliveden


Cliveden, Taplow, Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire, SL6 0JA.  When the Rose Garden at Cliveden was reinstated in 2014, over 900 roses were planted to create a garden with flowers from mid-June until late September.  Cliveden's Rose Garden is based on an original 1950's design by renowned garden designer Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe.  Cliveden is open daily from 9.30am until 5.30pm. For information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Cliveden


Cliveden, Taplow, Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire, SL6 0JA.  When the Rose Garden at Cliveden was reinstated in 2014, over 900 roses were planted to create a garden with flowers from mid-June until late September.  Cliveden's Rose Garden is based on an original 1950's design by renowned garden designer Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe.  Cliveden is open daily from 9.30am until 5.30pm. For information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Cliveden


Cliveden, Taplow, Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire, SL6 0JA.  When the Rose Garden at Cliveden was reinstated in 2014, over 900 roses were planted to create a garden with flowers from mid-June until late September.  Cliveden's Rose Garden is based on an original 1950's design by renowned garden designer Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe.  Cliveden is open daily from 9.30am until 5.30pm. For information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Basildon Park


Basildon Park, Lower Basildon, Reading, Berkshire, RG8 9NR.  The Rose Garden at Basildon Park is planted with old roses, replicating Lady Iliffe’s original design.  Look out for two of the gardener's favourite roses: Rosa mundi and Rosa 'Compte de Chambord', which is also known as 'Madame Boll' or 'Madame Knorr'.  Basildon Park is open daily from 10am until 5pm.  For more information, including details for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 2024: Cliveden


Cliveden, Taplow, Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire, SL6 0JA.  When the Rose Garden at Cliveden was reinstated in 2014, over 900 roses were planted to create a garden with flowers from mid-June until late September.  Cliveden's Rose Garden is based on an original 1950's design by renowned garden designer Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe.  Cliveden is open daily from 9.30am until 5.30pm. For information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 Sunday 1 September 2024 - Monday 30 September 2024: Cliveden


Cliveden, Taplow, Maidenhead, Buckinghamshire, SL6 0JA.  When the Rose Garden at Cliveden was reinstated in 2014, over 900 roses were planted to create a garden with flowers from mid-June until late September.  Cliveden's Rose Garden is based on an original 1950's design by renowned garden designer Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe.  Cliveden is open daily from 9.30am until 5.30pm. For information for disabled visitors, please click here.

 

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One thought on “Divine Rose Gardens to Visit & Fabulous Rose Garden Events to Attend in Summer 2024!

  1. Diane M

    April 29, 2022 at 7:03am

    The Rose Gardens in Regents Park, London are fab – beautiful circular arrangement of climbers/ramblers on rope bowers & tall obelisks, plus large areas planted with shrub roses – picnic where you like among the rose scents.
    NB This article says it lists rose gardens AND events – but I can see only long lists calendar events. This makes it hard just to scan an area just to find rose gardens to visit at any time – irrespective of whether there’s an actual ‘event’ or not.

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      Pumpkin Beth

      May 10, 2022 at 9:25pm

      Hello Diane

      Thank you for your message and great suggestions. I apologise for my slow reply, it has taken me a while to fix the events page as per your suggestion, but hopefully it will be much easier for you to navigate now.

      Thank you also for reminding me about the Rose Gardens at Regents Park – I added Regents Park as soon as I saw your comment.

      Thank you for your suggestions.

      Kind regards and best wishes
      Beth

      • Diane

        May 11, 2022 at 6:43am

        Thanks Beth! Just tried it out – much easier with long-running events section. Also enjoyed reading your ‘official’ account of the Regents Park Gardens too!

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